Igboho: Work ongoing behind the scenes, says Sanwo-Olu

Igboho: Work ongoing behind the scenes, says Sanwo-Olu
Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday Igboho detention in Benin. Credit: Oluwafemi Dawodu/The PUNCH

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that efforts are being made behind the scene to secure the release of the arrested Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

WuzupNigeria reported that the Beninese court sitting on the immigration-related charges of embattled the Yoruba Nation agitator adjourned the case to Monday, July 26.

Igboho who was arrested alongside his wife, Ropo, last Monday night while trying to fly to Germany at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, has been remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou pending the submission of charges by the Nigerian Government.

Speaking while addressing newsmen at the Polling Unit 019 Ward 08, Ikoyi II, where he cast his vote during the Local Government/Council Areas election on Saturday, Sanwo-Olu who was quizzed about the presumed silence of South West governors on the arrest of Igboho noted that some stakeholders in the region are "working behind the scenes," according to The PUNCH.

Sanwo-Olu said, "These are very difficult times for all of us. I can assure you that people are working behind the scenes.

"At occasions like this, it's not by how many press people you call.

"I'm aware that a lot of people have responses that they are doing quietly and privately and it doesn't have to be a public conversation."

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